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News & Notes: Sept. 17

Sept. 17, 2012

Phone tree answering nonemergency calls

New Berlin - With the transfer of 911 emergency dispatch services to Waukesha County, nonemergency calls are affected, also.

New Berlin police are alerting the public that when they call the police station for police, fire or municipal court, they will be presented with options from which to choose so that they can get through to someone to help them.

The police, fire and court nonemergency number is (262) 782-6640. Callers are being asked to press 1 to speak with a police and fire dispatcher, press 2 for police administration, press 3 for court records, press 4 for municipal court and press 5 for fire administration.

As a general rule, questions about such things as overnight parking, hunting regulations and permits, ordinances and city-sponsored events should be directed to police administration.

Requests for police and accident reports should be directed to police records.

Questions about the payment of fines and other court-related matters should be directed to the municipal court.

Questions about things such as burning permits, fire codes and fire safety should go to fire administration.

Police and fire emergency calls should continue to be made to 911.

Salon & Spa owner named 'Remarkable Woman'

New Berlin - Tammy Flynn, owner/operator of Elegance Salon & Spa in New Berlin, has been named September's Remarkable Woman by The Mix Radio Station.

Called a "one-woman charity dynamo" by the Journal Sentinel last fall, Flynn is a single parent to her four children, one of whom was born with special needs.

To try to give back to all those who have helped her family and continue to help her son, Flynn held a silent auction at her salon that raised $10,000. In just a few years, she went on to raise more than $125,000 for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin. She also started a Breakfast with Santa event at Dave & Busters restaurant attended by more than 700 people. At all of the events, 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity.

The radio station called her inspiring, a fundraising powerhouse and a great asset to her community as well as an accomplished business owner.

Muskego grads get $3.2 million in scholarships

Muskego - Eighty-five members of the Muskego High School Class of 2012 reported a total of $3,239,026 in scholarship offers.

Among the students leading the way were Rachel Matson, who was awarded $450,000 for four years to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy; Michelle Roubik, $31,920 per year for four years; Nicholas Klinka, $30,175 per year for four years; and Samantha Pochowski, $30,000 per year for four years.

In addition to winning scholarships, the Class of 2012 went on to some prestigious universities, including the University of Notre Dame and Ball State University in addition to the Air Force Academy.

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